The Paramount Theatre is committed to accessibility for all our patrons.
The Paramount Theatre Box Office staff is trained to assist you in acquiring seating that best meets your individual needs. There are wheelchair-accessible locations, as well as transfer seats with removable armrests for those who would like to transfer out of their wheelchair. These seats are located in the Orchestra and Orchestra Rear sections on the main floor. The Paramount Theatre does not provide wheelchairs. There is no elevator in the Paramount Theatre. Prior to performances and during intermission, a Paramount employee is available on the main floor near Aisle 3 to provide drink service for patrons unable to climb stairs. To talk to our ticket office staff about accessible seats, call (510) 465-6400.
There are two (2) wheelchair-accessible restrooms located on the main floor between the 21st Street entrance and Aisle 5.
Accessible Tours - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Accessible tours are offered upon request. For more information please call (510) 722-0841. Three (3) weeks advance notice is required for sign interpreted and/or audio described tours.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) amplify and clarify sound by cutting down or eliminating ambient noise. An Infrared assistive listening system is installed in the theatre and headsets may be used at any seat. Headsets with induction neck-loops are available for patrons who use hearing aids and cochlear implants with a "T" switch. Ask your audiologist whether your hearing aid or cochlear implant has a "T" switch (telecoil) and how to use it with an assistive listening headset. Headsets are distributed free-of-charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the Coat Check, located on the Main Floor, just outside Aisle 1 auditorium doors.
Sign Language Interpretation
Cued speech translation is available upon request at the discretion of management, with at least three (3) weeks notice, and dependent on the availability of a qualified transliterator. For more information, call the Paramount Box Office at (510) 465-6400.
Parking for patrons with disabilities is available at the City of Oakland's double-decker parking lot located at Telegraph Avenue and 21st Street. The lot is directly across the street from the Paramount Theatre's Box Office and 21st Street entrance. Entrance to the lot may be accessed via Telegraph Avenue or 21st Street. There is also limited designated street parking available on the blocks surrounding the Paramount Theatre.
The Paramount Theatre is accessible by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) or the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). The closest BART station is located at 19th Street and Broadway and is just one block away from the Paramount Theatre. For more information on public transportation call East Bay Paratransit at (510) 287-5000, visit www.transit.511.org, or visit East Bay Paratransit.